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Author Topic: Pirate Radio Boston 6872.8 AM 1341 UTC 25 Dec 2021  (Read 444 times)

Offline Skipmuck

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Pirate Radio Boston 6872.8 AM 1341 UTC 25 Dec 2021
« on: December 25, 2021, 1343 UTC »
1341 UTC Hearing music right at the noise floor...sounded like a parody version of "At 17"?
1343 UTC OM with ID "Pirate Radio Boston"
1345 UTC Reggae tune sounding like "O Little Town of Bethlehem"
1348 UTC No modulation, then OM with ID..."back for our annual Christmas show"....."Christmas show"...talk of QSL requests and PO Box address
1350 UTC Reggae version of "Twelve Days of Christmas"
1356 UTC 2 OM's chatting about non-QSLing stations, then into a Mailbag program
1405 UTC Reggae version of "We Three Kings"
(So far the signal is mostly solid above the noise with light selective fading and very pleasant sounding audio!)
1409 UTC 2 DJ's chatting, then a Beavis & Butthead style spoken word skit  ;D
1413 UTC ID, then back to listener letters
1420 UTC "Deck the Halls"-reggae-ish version
1423 UTC "Walking In A Winter Wonderland"
1426 UTC 2 DJ chat
1428 UTC Parody version of "At 17"....(great vocals! LOL!)
1431 UTC 2 DJ chat...ID and Stoneham, MA postal drop address, "Good Bye, Merry Christmas, and Happy Hannukah"
1433 UTC Reggae version of "O Little Town of Bethlehem"
1436 UTC OFF

Thank you for the old PRB Christmas show relay!  :)
Here's my recording of the show:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/18gEv0_fl8kFouCH9j1rHODRB0vIBkH2Y/view?usp=sharing
« Last Edit: December 25, 2021, 1445 UTC by Skipmuck »
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Re: Pirate Radio Boston 6872.8 AM 1341 UTC 25 Dec 2021
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2021, 1346 UTC »
1344 Weak but improving here ... ID as Pirate Radio Boston ...
1350 Start of new show?
« Last Edit: December 25, 2021, 1350 UTC by clobdell »
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Re: Pirate Radio Boston 6872.8 AM 1341 UTC 25 Dec 2021
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2021, 1347 UTC »
Hearing bits of music in the noise @ 1346, S5 carrier with S3 noise.
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Re: Pirate Radio Boston 6872.8 AM 1341 UTC 25 Dec 2021
« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2021, 1350 UTC »
signal S7+- on the SDR in Fair Hill, Maryland
13.49 ID + postal address
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Re: Pirate Radio Boston 6872.8 AM 1341 UTC 25 Dec 2021
« Reply #4 on: December 25, 2021, 1351 UTC »
Tuned in to dead carrier around 1250 or so. Charlie & Mr. X reading listener letters, including one from Jerry Coatsworth. Announcing the old Stoneham, MA, address. All reggae Christmas music. Great to hear C & Mr. X again--even if it is an old show
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Re: Pirate Radio Boston 6872.8 AM 1341 UTC 25 Dec 2021
« Reply #5 on: December 25, 2021, 1353 UTC »
1350 UTC - "12 Days of Christmas" S7 signal here this morning
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Re: Pirate Radio Boston 6872.8 AM 1341 UTC 25 Dec 2021
« Reply #6 on: December 25, 2021, 1358 UTC »
1355 UTC song "The 12 days of Christmas"
1356 UTC 2 guys doing a live show(rebroadcast of old show) mention several stations. Opening up the Pirate R. Boston mail bag"
1405 UTC song "We 3 Kings"
1409 UTC more talking / Om Bevies & Butt head at a Restaurant skit.
1412 UTC more talking  (crap grand kids here   :'( ;D got to go )
SINPO via W3HFU is 4/4/4/4/4, thanks for the show and new station. Please e-QSL
« Last Edit: December 25, 2021, 1414 UTC by TRI International »
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Re: Pirate Radio Boston 6872.8 AM 1341 UTC 25 Dec 2021
« Reply #7 on: December 25, 2021, 1359 UTC »
1352 "Twelve Days Of Christmas" Reggae type version. Good reception! S9+ pks, slight fade.
1400 Reading reception reports. Some brief deep fades.
1405 More cool Reggae Xmas tunes.

Thanks PRB and Happy Holidays.
« Last Edit: December 25, 2021, 1406 UTC by ION Radio »
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Re: Pirate Radio Boston 6872.8 AM 1341 UTC 25 Dec 2021
« Reply #8 on: December 25, 2021, 1402 UTC »
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Re: Pirate Radio Boston 6872.8 AM 1341 UTC 25 Dec 2021
« Reply #9 on: December 25, 2021, 1413 UTC »
S7

1410 - Beavis and Butthead skit
1412 - Charlie & Mr. X chatting. Reading listeners letters
1420 - "Deck The Halls" - Joe Gibbs Reggae Christmas
1423 - PRB ID followed by "Winter Wonderland" Jamaican version
« Last Edit: December 25, 2021, 1424 UTC by Radio Star »
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